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Most people think they don’t need to take care of their scalp unless they have issues with dandruff or itchiness. But that assumption is false. Everyone needs to be paying attention to their scalp.
Because good scalp health is essential for having good hair.
You need to treat your scalp the way you would your skin, with its type and conditions in mind. Oily scalps will benefit from a product that minimizes oil production. Drier scalps will need help removing dead skin. And everyone needs to do a deep clean to remove product buildup.
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Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub
The Cleansing Purifying Scrub is the most purifying of all the treatments on this list. It starts with a scrub like texture but then lathers like a shampoo.
This scalp exfoliator and shampoo removes styling product, dry shampoo buildup, and chemical residues from color treatments while working to rebalance itchy and/or oily scalps. While the description states it is color safe, we didn’t find that to be the case.
Another thing to note, this product has a strong scent. The smell does dissipate, but it may not be the best pick for those with sensitive noses.
Who Should Use It: People that need a good clarifying scalp treatment and don’t have color-treated hair.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-exfoliating Shampoo
Like the previous scalp treatment, this is a scrub and shampoo in one. The first thing you will notice when using this product is the scent. The peppermint smell is fantastic and it feels great when you use it.
It should also be noted that while this product is a shampoo, it doesn’t produce much of a lather. As a result, we have to use a lot of the product to get our scalp and hair clean.
Who Should Use It: If you want an exfoliating scalp treatment and shampoo in one, but don’t like big chunks of exfoliants.
Kérastase Energizing Scrub: Purifying Scrub for Oily Scalp
This is the perfect solution for scalp renewal between regular shampoos. The Energizing Scrub is formulated with sea salt, vitamin B6, and salicylic acid to cleanse the scalp and hair for full exfoliation.
This formula is made specifically for those with an oily scalp. The salicylic acid is really going to help with getting the oil under control.
We really enjoy the texture of this product. The scrub particles are just the right size. Not so small that it feels like it isn’t doing anything, but also not so big that it is irritating to the skin.
Who Should Use It: If you have an oily scalp, try this scrub.
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Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum with Niacinamide
This clarifying serum has a gentle, micellar water base to lift away the dirt as it rinses out of your hair. It helps clear away hair-product buildup, sebum, dead skin, and pollution for a healthier-looking scalp and refreshed hair, nurturing your scalp with vitamins, minerals, and free fatty acids.
Look at the pretty packaging and the color of the serum! We love when a great product is also aesthetically pleasing.
Who Should Use It: If you are looking to clarify without a physical exfoliant.